Monday edition - August 31, 2009




Cheney shrugs off CIA-torture investigation
Christian Science Monitor - 8-31-09‎
In a Fox News television interview six days after Mr. Holder's announcement, Mr. Cheney suggested that he might not cooperate with the Attorney General



Sam Donaldson Spars With Liz Cheney Over CIA Torture Investigation ...
Huffington Post - ‎8-30-09
Sam Donaldson and Liz Cheney spiritedly debated the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether or not torture occurred during CIA...


Obama official disputes Cheney's interrogation claims

CNN - 8-31-09

Former Vice President Dick Cheney had his facts wrong when he blasted Attorney General Eric Holder last week for launching an investigation into past CIA interrogation techniques, an administration official asserted Monday.


"But according to a newly released memo from the CIA, they used horrible torture techniques on prisoners. Dick Cheney claimed that it wasn't torture. Enhanced interrogation techniques, that's what he called it, enhanced interrogation technique. And he didn't shoot that guy in the face. No, no, that was enhanced quail hunting." --David Letterman


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VA won't pay benefits to Marine whose injuries came from vaccine


 It wasn't a bullet or roadside bomb that felled Lance Cpl. Josef Lopez three years ago after nine days in Iraq .

It was an injection into his arm before his unit left the states.

The then 20-year-old Marine from Springfield, Mo. , suffered a rare adverse reaction to the smallpox vaccine. While the vaccine isn't mandatory, the military strongly encourages troops to take it.

However, it left Lopez in a coma, unable for a time to breathe on his own and paralyzed for weeks. Now he can walk, but with a limp. He has to wear a urine bag constantly, has short-term memory loss and must swallow 15 pills daily to control leg spasms and other ailments.

And even though his medical problems wouldn't have occurred if he hadn't been deployed, Lopez doesn't qualify for a special government benefit of as much as $100,000 for troops who suffer traumatic injuries.


Disturbing News

Blackwater Update


When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then known as Blackwater USA




Klan buys up Glenn Beck ad space. - Grant Gerver



Republican-Shenanigans News

Bush Daughter Update



NBC's "Today" show has hired someone with White House experience as a new correspondent — former first daughter Jenna Hager.

The daughter of former President George W. Bush will contribute stories about once a month


"Obama family vacationing on Martha's Vineyard and Obama has been mostly relaxing with just a little bit of work. And you know, that sounds like George Bush's entire eight years." --David Letterman



Rock-The-Voter News


"The entire island of Martha's Vineyard has gone Obama crazy. There's even a cocktail that they've named after Barack Obama. It's called the Obamarita. Not to be confused with a cocktail inspired by John McCain, the Cosmopoligrip. And then there was one a couple of years ago inspired by George W. Bush, the Mojidiot. Of course, there was the Bill Clinton Screwdriver." --David Letterman



Two great new band names: "Death Panel" & "Pull The Plug On Grandma" - Grant Gerver



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Let's just call it what it really is: "The United States of Corporate America." - Grant Gerver


Biz-Tech News


"Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been a victim of identity theft. His credit card company became suspicious when they noticed repeated purchases of large, failing American car companies." --Conan O'Brien



Bush-Prison-Torture News

The "Republimbaughcans" keep throwing around Socialism like it's some evil Democratic plot. Yeah but, look how well Compassionate Conservative CAPITALISM has served us all. - Grant Gerver

Thanks for the great graphic, Larry.

Cheney Claims Detainee Torture Was Merely ‘End-of-Life Counseling’


Go-F**k-Yourself News



Medical Update







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Odd News

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These photos provided by Tina White with the Snowmass, Colo., Police Department on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, show a bear that was trapped in a skateboard park, because of its steep concrete sides,  a ladder that was lowered into the park by officials allowing the bear to climb out.
Photos/Snowmass Police, Tina White




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